Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Banana Peanut Butter Flax Seed Cookies


Wow, I made these in October of 2011 and I'm just blogging them in August of 2012, almost a full year later.  Oh well.  That's life.  Don't like the ingredients of the cookies deter you, they are quite delicious!!  In fact, I'm thinking about when I can make them again.

Recipe from Clean Eating Magazine

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups 6.75 ounces whole-wheat pastry flour
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 medium banana, mashed
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
2 tsp pure vanilla
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork. Stir in maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring just to combine; do not over-mix. Fold in chocolate chips, if desired. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and let cool directly on rack.

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